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  Tevet 20, 5770 , 06/01/10

Iran Planning Major Naval Drill

Iran is planning a naval drill in the Straits of Hormuz, a spokesperson for the government said Tuesday night. The spokesperson said that the drill would test Iran's ability to "deflect any threat" against it from the sea.

Commenting on reports that U.S. President Barack Obama was seeking to intensify sanctions against Iran, China's UN ambassador said that his country would be opposed to increased sanctions, which he said would not solve anything.

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